By Hannah Whobrey and Maya Virdell
Mercer Island’s school spirit has a bad reputation in King County. Supposedly, MIHS students are unsupportive, disrespectful and often inappropriate, but this reputation is largely inaccurate. Continue reading “Sports, Spectators, and Spirit: Reputation is Everything”
By Annie Poole
If teachers aim to foster an inclusive classroom for everyone, ignoring or assuming preferred personal pronouns makes teachers unable to attain an essential objective to the educational process. Continue reading “Spreading Gender Pronoun Awareness in the Classroom”
By Hannah Whobrey
This message was written and sent to congressman Adam Smith during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.
Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya genocide: An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Adam Smith”
By Grady Short
This message was written and sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.
Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to Secretary Tillerson”
By the Editorial Board
Having fun on the weekend doesn’t have to be degrading. Continue reading “The scavenger hunt needs to stop”
Brightly colored cardstock posters cover the walls of the Mercer Island High School. Students chatter with one another, plucking lollipops off posters proclaiming, “don’t be a dum-dum, vote for Lily Gile!” Outside and after school, students running for leadership positions record humorous videos, packing in as many jokes as possible. Associate Student Body (ASB) elections have begun. Continue reading “The flaws of ASB elections”
As every upperclassman knows, the first step of the college process is to create a list of schools that best suit one’s needs. Students at MIHS often do this with the help of Naviance’s “SuperMatch College Search” tool, introduced to them by counselors who visit their classrooms junior year. The tool uses an overwhelming amount of categories to narrow the search for a student’s “bestfit” … Continue reading The advantages of an international university experience
School dances: Ideally, a chance to get dressed up, flirt with your crush and have a stress-free night with new and old friends. Realistically, they’re a test on friendships, a chance to exclude whomever you please, and an easy way to lighten one’s wallet. Continue reading “The school dance culture at MIHS”
Since Election Day, large-scale protests have occurred on a seemingly daily basis in cities across the country, full of people speaking out against President-elect Trump’s many faults. While the right to protest is one deeply rooted in American tradition, many conservatives and Trump supporters appear to believe that these protesters shouldn’t be out on the streets. Continue reading “Donald Trump: Not Our President”